# [PD] the nth rootsolution and the exponential problem

cormac mccann cormacmccann at hotmail.com
Mon Aug 6 17:57:09 CEST 2001

```Thank you for your help,

I did not know pd had a pow function.

i was using the exponential function to get the nth root based on the
rule
logarithmic function =inverse of exponential

To find nth root of 2:

log 2^(1/n)=1/n * log 2

2^(1/n)= exp(1/n *log2)

As you can see this is very awkward
and it also pd's "exp" does not obey this rule
scientifically it is true.
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How did you find the log of e to the base 10?

What does the "exp" object mean?

Also:How did you find the log of e to the base 10?

Here's the patch that shows "exp" object:

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#X floatatom -206 249 0 0 0;
#X obj -96 238 log;
#X obj -63 238 log;
#X msg -63 215 10;
#X obj -96 261 /;
#X obj -123 185 trigger bang bang;
#X msg -123 162 bang;
#X msg -96 215 2;
#X obj -210 317 *;
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#X obj -209 194 / 15;
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#X obj -209 375 exp;
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#X obj 313 288 t b f;
#X msg 313 311 1;
#X obj 323 353 / 1;
#X text 203 264 divisor;
#X msg 313 265 15;
#X msg 254 266 2;
#X floatatom 259 414 0 0 0;
#X floatatom -96 284 0 0 0;
#X text 310 245 the 15th root;
#X obj 259 379 pow 0.0666667;
#X text -149 397 DOES NOT EQUAL 2^(1/15);
#X text -107 113 log of 2;
#X text -213 113 1/15;
#X text 123 415 correct and easier;
#X obj 252 215 trigger bang bang;
#X msg 252 192 bang;
#X text -205 10 Based on;
#X text -205 36 log [2^(1/15)]= (1/15) log 2;
#X text -219 61 2^(1/15)= exp( 1/15*log2);
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